What went out of my studio/office this week:
- 400 pages of reading
- two papers
- one wedding outline (for my BIL and SIL-to-be whose wedding I officiate Friday)
What came into my studio/office:
- Two new ink cartridges
- Two reams of printer paper
- Binder clips
- A multi-pocket folder
- My favorite new stapler in the world
Oh stapler, faithful stapler,
How you have served me for lo these 25 years or more
Stapling two, nay, even four pages together at one time.
I could forgive you the occasional jam.
How do Stapler Years compare to People Years?
25 years old in stapler time equals 75 in human time? 145 years?
I would jam too.
It's not your fault--not really--that you just were no longer up to the task.
You couldn't wrap your little stapler jaw around 30 pages at once.
You're too delicate. Too dainty. You only want to chew small bites at the dinner table. So polite.
Happy retirement, O Stapler.
Welcome, O New Friend Stapler--open your jaw wide!
The office is a No-Etiquette Zone.
30 pages? Bring it on! 40? Chomp it all down!
May we have many happy years of stapling doctoral reading print-outs together!
One of my DMin cohorts posted this picture in our cohort GroupMe today. 968 days...if we stay on schedule. Just keep taking it one day at a time...one day...at...a...time...